May 24, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] TextSoap Deluxe 5.6 embraces Automator workflows to augment its own custom cleaners. Workflow support allows custom cleaners to be extended with AppleScript, Python, Perl, shell scripts, or virtually any other Automator action that processes text. A new custom cleaner action, combined with two special Automator actions, makes it as easy as drag and drop.
"I see this as an exciting opportunity to extend TextSoap's text processing in a completely new way." said Mark Munz, lead developer. "Since the first day I saw Automator, I have wanted to do more than just provide a few actions in a workflow. Now workflows can act as virtual plug-ins to extend TextSoap's own text processing functionality. Rather than create a whole new plug-in world, TextSoap uses an extendable architecture that users already have: Automator."
The new release also adds support for the Growl notification system with its "Show Statistics with Growl" cleaner which uses Growl to display text statistics. When combined with existing OS X Services (and shortcuts), it becomes a powerful writer's tool as it shows the text statistics in any text application that supports Services.
Along with the new features added to Deluxe, version 5.6 offers a number of fixes and general improvements for all users. More variations of curly quote characters are recognized when straightening quotes; additional issues involving PPC and 10.3.9 are addressed; cleaner palette filtering issues are addressed; and issues tied to an empty MyList group are also addressed.
TextSoap Deluxe is the premier text transformation tool designed to make you more productive with all your text. It offers complete control of your text content and style.
TextSoap Deluxe is the only text processing tool that allows you to maintain the style information as your text is transformed. It also offers the ability to transform text based on its style, or style text based on its content. Integration options like Services Menu support, Contextual Menu and Application plug-ins allow you to use any features right within your favorite application, whether it is Mail, AppleWorks, BBEdit, Entourage, or TextEdit.
TextSoap 5.6 requires 10.3.9 or later. Support for Automator actions and workflows functionality requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later.
Pricing and Availability
TextSoap 5.6 is available now directly from unmarked software. Pricing for new customers starts at $29.95 for the Standard Edition, $39.95 for the Deluxe Edition. Upgrades from TextSoap 4 start at $19.95. This is a free and recommended update for all existing TextSoap 5.x customers.
unmarked software is a privately-held company based in Vancouver, Washington has been publishing software since 1998. Author Mark Munz has been developing commercial software since 1988. TextSoap, the company's flagship product, has received numerous accolades from press and users around the world.